dltv 232 episode
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Utilites Revisted, The New Look ExtremeTech.com, 3 Games and More!
What's new in Episode 232
• Hello DL.TV Viewers. As some of you may have noticed, the RSS feeds have yet to update. We are aware of the problem and trying to get it solved as soon as possible. We here at DL.TV would like to apologize for the inconvenience.
• Jason Cross of ExtremeTech.com joins Robert on set.
• Today's Tech Pic of the Week is from Jason of Parkville, MD. Fios is headed to his neighborhood.
• We have a 3 Games in 3 Minutes Segment for you this week. Shane Bettenhausen fo the 1UP Network talks up Boom Blox, Iron Man and Target: Terror.
• Jason Cross, Senior Tech Analyst for ExtremeTech.com, shows off and talks about the redesign of ExtremeTech.com.
• Back in Episode 227 we took a look at PCMag.com's list of 91 Utilities to Supercharge Windows. We asked you, the viewer, to take a look and let us know what you liked and what we missed. Scott went through the email and here is what we missed:
JkDeFrag, NetStumbler, Fineprint, Foxit, Port Forwarder, CCleaner, CutePDF, Log Monitor, Blat, Password Safe, Active Ports, Darik's Boot and Nuke, PortableApps, Stephen Gould's Cleanupand Shrink Pic.
Now a couple of you suggested some file sharing/back-up utilites as an alternative to BeInSync. Here they are:
Jungle Disk and Microsoft's FolderShare.
• Robert has 3 more for you to look at: DropBox, Carbonite andMozy. Check out Jason's article on DropBox.
• We have 2 viewer questions today.
First question is from Lance of Lafayette, LA: I don't understand why so many PC Users hate VISTA. I love VISTA it the OS XP should have been like XP was the OS ME should have been. In fact, this is how I feel about the downgraders "Tonight you're going to go down in flames Just like Jesse James."
Second question is from Donald of Buffalo, NY: I am considering buying a custom gaming laptop from a site advertised in EGM. This will be my first computer that I've personally bought and all my gaming experience has been console and handheld, What games could you can recommend above & beyond WoW?
• We have our first email entry to read on DL.TV. The entry comes from Matthew of St. Louis, MO. He writes, "My mother works for a non-profit speech and language clinic for children (age 2-6). They have several dozen VHS tapes that they use during classes. I will be digitizing them, so they can be watched on the computer, or DVD player and put away the originals so they won't be damaged.
• We finally got the legalities worked out and will be giving away the Neuros OSD. Giveaway entry ends June 3rd. Drawing will be June 5th. YOU HAVE 3 WEEKS LEFT. The rules are simple:
• Two ways to enter:
• Create a video of 20 seconds or less.
• The video must be about how the Neuros OSD will enhance your home theater system.
• You must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age. For the full legalese download the rules.
• Upload it to your YouTube page.
• If you haven't already, add DL.TV as a friend!
• Share your video with us!
• Send us an email telling us in 50 words or less how the Neuros OSD will enhance your home theater system.
• Even if you don't win we might still use your video question on a future episode of DL.TV. IF we do, we will send you a DL.TV T-Shirt.
• And don't forget to send us an email with your full name, URL and name of the YouTube account you used, mailing address, your phone number and your shirt size. Put "DL.TV Neuros OSD Giveaway" in the subject line.
• Loyd Case will be back on the show May 29th. So, if you have a question for the Editor of ExtremeTech.com, Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Ask Loyd' in the subject line.
• Next Week: Garnett Lee of the 1UP Network will be on the show. We will be taking a look at the Netflix set top box and the Microsoft Media Room. And of course your Tech Pics and Viewer Questions..